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Natural History Museum (UK): On 13 May 1787 eleven ships, now commonly referred to as The First Fleet, set sail from Portsmouth to establish a colony in New South Wales, Australia. They reached their destination on 18 January 1788, 18 years after Captain James Cook had first landed on the east coast of Australia at Botany Bay. One of the unplanned but long-lasting outcomes of this event was the large number of outstanding drawings of aboriginal people, the landscape and wildlife found on arrival as well as of the early foundation of the colony. Drawings have been arranged under four themes: Natural History; Ethnography; Topography; and History.
Australian Defence Force Academy: AIF Project. Provides the only comprehensive list and details of the 621 men of the AIF who were killed in action on the first day of the Gallipoli campaign. Use internet explorer, not netscape navigator, to use this CD.
: This site records and studies the founding population of 73,000 men women and children who were transported to Tasmania. It uses the extensive surviving Tasmanian convict records which provide detailed descriptions of the convicts' heights, eye colour, literacy, skills, family history, problems and temperament. Digitised images of the records are provided. This website is a partnership between historians, genealogists, demographers and population health researchers. FOR OPTIMUM USE THIS WEBSITE NEEDS TO BE VIEWED IN FIREFOX.
gale: This service allows cross-searching of the Gale range of historical newspaper collections. Users can simultaneously search or browse across the Times Digital Archive, the 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection, the Financial Times Historical Archive, the 19th Century British Library Newspapers, the 19th Century UK Periodicals, and the Illustrated London News Historical Archive.
Gale: Gale's Literary Index provides quick and easy access to the printed editions of our 43 literary series. These series contain complete biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings.
Chadwyck-Healey: The Gerritsen Collection of Women's History (Chadwyck-Healy and Proquest) provides an entire international library spanning four centuries and documenting the lives and experiences of women in the public and private arenas. This collection was begun in the late 19th century by Aletta Jacobs Gerritsen. This leading feminist and the Netherlands' first woman doctor brought together an unmatched body of material from continental Europe, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It contains 4,471 monographs (in French, English and German) and 265 periodicals covering mostly the years 1860-1900.
The J. Paul Getty Trust: Getty vocabularies contain structured terminology for art, architecture, decorative arts and other material culture, archival materials, visual surrogates, and bibliographic materials. Free access is provided to the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT), the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN), the Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA)and the Union List of Artists Names (ULAN).
Haymarket Media Group: The Gramophone Archive is a searchable database containing every issue of Gramophone from April 1923 to the latest issue. Despite the complexities of producing a magazine during wartime, Gramophone has never missed an issue and in 1995 added an extra, 13th, issue each year to coincide with the annual Gramophone Awards (this falls in the autumn, usually between the October and November issues).
Contains articles about Australian Theatre history and a 3500 entry historical database of people associated with Australian Theatre.
ABC-CLIO: Historical Abstracts covers the history of all countries of the world 1450 to the present, excepting the United States and Canada (these countries are covered in America: History and Life). Over 1,800 journals in over 40 languages are indexed, dating back to 1955.
These are selected sites for researching Australian history on the Internet and provide a starting place for researchers in this field. They lead to a diverse range of information on Australian history resources as well as providing links to other useful sites.
Mura Gadi is an online guide to significant manuscripts, pictures and oral histories in the National Library of Australia relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples prior to 2003. Although it does not list the many books, periodicals and other publications in the Library relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, these materials can be found using the Library's online catalogue at http://www.nla.gov.au/catalogue/
A guide to the printed resources relating to Australian history at the National Library. In addition to the works mentioned here the Library holds a large range of primary and secondary resources on this topic.
A guide to researching Australian literature at the National Library. Includes references to print publications held at the Library and selected websites.
A guide to looking for for book reviews at the National Library. Contains reference to print resources held by the Library only.